FREDERICTON – Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) has another reason to celebrate all things Irish. NBCC and Galway Business School (GBS), located in Galway, Ireland, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes mutual cooperation in program delivery, joint programs, and study abroad opportunities.
Galway Business School is a small third-level college located in Galway specializing in undergraduate business programmes with an international management focus. Galway Business School's expertise is built on three key dynamic pillars: Research, Teaching and Learning and Engagement, driven by the industry experience of academic staff.
Thanks to the memorandum, NBCC graduates who complete a two-year diploma program will have the opportunity to obtain a business-related degree from GBS. They will also be able, upon completing the degree, to work in Ireland and Europe for one year.
“This is an amazing change for NBCC learners to obtain a diploma and a degree on top of being able to gain work and life experience abroad,” said Ryan Sullivan, Director of International Education at NBCC. “By developing strong relationships with our other post-secondary institutions around the world, we can better serve our learners who will have increased opportunities for travel and diverse learning experiences.”
“Galway Business School is really excited about working with New Brunswick Community College and we are delighted to have the opportunity to receive Canadian students onto our programmes with the signing of this important Memorandum of Understanding with NBCC,” said David Niland, CEO of Galway Business School. “By balancing global scholarship with professional experience, GBS brings first-class, real-world insights into the classroom. As we maintain strong local, national and international connections NBCC learners with GBS learners will experience not just business in a classroom context but have the opportunity to cement their learning and broaden their experience through a range of speakers and company visits that form part of all our programmes,” he said.
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From left to right: Jeff Dempsey, Dean of Business, Information Technology and Hospitality, NBCC; Mary Butler, Vice President – Academic, NBCC; David Niland, CEO, Galway Business School; and Ryan Sullivan, Director of International Education, NBCC.
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About New Brunswick Community College
With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized, public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s socio-economic prosperity. NBCC offers students one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. Find out more by visiting: www.nbcc.ca.
About Galway Business School
Galway Business School is a private third-level college located in Galway specializing in undergraduate business programmes with an international management focus. Founded in 2000, Galway Business School's expertise is built on three key dynamic pillars: Research, Teaching and Learning and Engagement, driven by the industry experience of academic staff. Our faculty balances global scholarship with professional experience to bring first class, real world insight into the classroom. We maintain strong local connections to provide unparalleled personal service and opportunities to students.
Housed in a modern building with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Galway Bay, our programmes compete favourably with other programmes in both the state and private sector and it is part of our policy to keep our fees competitive and affordable. Where GBS really excels is in the value and supportive environment we create so that you achieve your maximum potential. Please visit us www.GalwayBusinessSchool.ie.